Jake Jerome is a Master’s student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. He studies behavioral and physiological biomarkers of fishing capture stress in coastal shark species. More specifically, his research aims to enhance the understanding of how different species of sharks react to fishing and to characterize those reactions through behavioral responses. Jake is a member of the Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC) at the University of Miami and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences from Western Illinois University. Through the SRC lab, Jake has led many community outreach projects ranging from in-class presentations to field expeditions that focus on teaching members of the public about shark biology and conservation. Jake has traveled around the U.S., Bahamas, and Belize conducting research on the marine environment..
Sharks have feelings too! And to tell us more, Jake Jerome will be presenting how different sharks experience different levels of stress during by-catch scenarios at his public presentation on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m. Location TBD. Jake will be on Saba this October during which time shark tagging and monitoring will be the focus of the expedition team on the Saba Bank. Thanks to the support from our sponsor the Dawn II ferry, on Friday, October 21, 2016, Sea & Learn enthusiasts can accompany our expert Jake Jerome for a boat ride to the Saba Bank to observe shark tagging conducted by the Saba Marine Park.